These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: Founded in 2009, TheWrap is a Hollywood news and media site focusing on the business of entertainment and media. TheWrap was founded by Sharon Waxman, former Hollywood correspondent for the The New York Times and was backed by Maveron, a venture capital firm co-founded by Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz. The Wrap focuses on investigative reporting, columns, criticism and feature writing. According to their about page description:
“The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of the award-winning, industry-leading website with its high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis.”
In review, TheWrap reports news/commentary utilizing sources like Weekly Standard and Daily Beast as well as factually mixed sources such as Breitbart. They use sensational emotional wording in their headlines and articles, however they always cover both sides such as: ” Ann Coulter Says She’s Out of Patience With ‘Emperor God’ Trump”, “Young Turks’ Founder Cenk Uygur Apologizes for ‘Ugly,’ ‘Insensitive’ Old Blog Posts (Exclusive)” and “Trump Attacks CNN; CNN Tells Him How to Do His Job”.
TheWrap is difficult to classify. The individual articles on their website are biased toward both the left and right. They always source their information, but sometimes those sources are of poor quality. The bottom line is TheWrap’s sole purpose is to sell ads by getting as many page views as possible. They accomplish this by promoting sensational stories without regard to whether it is right or left. Due to TheWrap covering both sides we rate them least biased as a whole and mixed for factual reporting based on the occasional use of poor sources and sensationalism. (M. Huitsing 12/28/2017)